Gloriously witty adaptation of the Broadway musical about Professor Henry Higgins, who takes a bet from Colonel Pickering that he can transform unrefined, dirty Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady, and fool everyone into thinking she really is one, too! He does, and thus young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill falls madly in love with her. But when Higgins takes all the credit and forgets to acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him for Freddy, and suddenly Higgins realizes he's grown accustomed to her face and can't really live without it. Written by
When Rex Harrison had problems performing his final song, "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," out of sequence (claiming he needed the weight of the show behind him to do it justice), George Cukor let him move anywhere he wanted on the large street set. Since it would be impossible to follow him with a microphone boom, he wore one of the first wireless microphones. He also shot with two cameras simultaneously, one for the long shot and one close up, so they would have fewer problems matching shots. See more »
When Higgins comes home after the Grand Ball, he takes off his shoes as clearly seen in a shot in which he is sitting and lifts both feet off the floor. Later near the end of the song, he performs a similar move and his shoes are back on. See more »
[sounds from crowd, occasionally a word or phrase, indistinct and mostly not associated with a character]
Don't just stand there, Freddy, go and find a cab.
All right, I'll get it, I'll get it.
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In the posters, playbills and the original cast album for the stage version of "My Fair Lady", the credits always read "based on Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' ", letting the audience know what play "My Fair Lady" was actually adapted from. The movie credits simply read "from a play by Bernard Shaw". See more »
I confess- Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses. so, it is difficult to not love this film. smart, charming, almost touching, full of great performances, it is adorable more than a classic. songs, adaptation, costumes - all is perfect. and each new meeting is a pure delight. sure, hypothesis of Julie Andrews as Eliza is present. but not for long time because Hepburn does a splendid work and the levels of metamorphose of poor young girl in a brilliant lady is credible and fascinating. sure, the axis remains Rex Harrison and this fact is obvious. but , like in case of each good movie, the flavor after its end is essential. in this case it is not only entertainment but drops of special beauty who covers small imperfections and gives a very nice feeling of life joy.
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